Play From Your F*****g Heart

Play From Your F*****g Heart

A somewhat twisted escape plan for people who usually hate self-help books

Taking therapy down to street level, a rock and roll guidebook to the science of the bleedin’ obvious.


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Play From Your Fucking Heart offers absolutely no new wisdom whatsoever. In fact, it could be called an eco book, as its entire contents are recycled. Indeed, it is written with the stated belief that there is no new wisdom, that in fact the experience a reader has whenever they read something and go "Oh wow, that’s really deep," is one of already knowing, of a part of themselves that was already there waking up to an eternal collective truth.

REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

"Jerry's a soul-physician and writer after my own heart, and dare I say style, in his utter irreverence and lack of pretentiousness. He has a profound and unique grasp of the psyche and a genius' wit. Perfect read for the modern cynic who doesn't give a fuck but does really – it'll inject a little love in your life. Most highly Recommended”. The Barefoot Doctor ~ Stephen Russell - the Barefoot Dr

Jerry Hyde is the magpie of wisdom, delivering it in the way all great tricksters do, ass backwards. If you are like me and self-help books make you cringe and yet there is a nagging feeling that you’re a bit bored shitless of how you see the world, jerry is like the crazy man you meet randomly in the pub that makes magical fucked up sense. I read this book while travelling to work. Suddenly commuting became a rock and roll journey towards myself. Don’t be a pussy - read it. ~ Sam Roddick, founder of Coco de Mer and pleasure activist

Reading Jerry Hyde’s latest book is like having a transcendental late-night chat with the cool big brother you wish you’d had. Unapologetically honest, rebellious and thought-provoking, Jerry’s direct conversational style grabs you hard by the ear from the first page, and keeps yanking until you’re paying attention and sitting right next him on the 'ledge beyond the ledge'. With your legs dangling precariously over the abyss, you peer down at the mundane life you once led and wonder what the fuck you were doing before you read this book. Jerry Hyde pulls no punches, in fact he’s got a mean left hook, but instead of ‘knocking your lights out’ he turns them on. ~ Melissa Unger, Melissa Unger- Creative Consultant & Founder of Seymour Projects

As a self-confessed ‘artist/rocker’ who likes to live life on the wild-side but then ends up reaching for some self improvement guide to redeem myself of guilt, this book actually says fuck it... live the life you want to! This is a dangerously insightful and brutally frank glimpse at life through the eyes of Jerry Hyde... Moral depravity and genius clash head on and hand in hand... couldn’t put the fucker down. ~ Darryl Gates, Diamond Jacks Tattoo, London.

Wake up and celebrate – Jerry Hyde writes a mother of a book… ~ Jonny Phillips, actor.

I've had the privilege of working with Jerry for ten years - if our relationship started as a conventional therapist/client scenario it soon became apparent it wasn't like what I'd seen in the films. If the initial topic was about being an alcoholic/victim/loser it soon became about so much more. Our work together took me on a journey within. It wasn't like he was offering me the answers, more he was prompting me to ask the questions. I remember him telling me that a client had left him because he didn't feel like he was being offered enough advice. Makes you think if there was someone out there with all the answers they'd write a book & everyone in the world would buy it & we'd all be ok ..... wouldn't we? So instead READ THIS. Less of a Self Help book more a Help Yourself book . A book where the learnings & quotes of Bill Hicks mean as much as those of Carl Jung. Where a viewing of Apocalypse Now will give you more insight than the collective readings of any organised religion. This book will instill bravery in yourself, your fuck ups will start to have a meaning beyond "I can't believe I fucked up again", they will be the source of your wisdom. This book says don't trust anyone who say's they've got the answer to your problems, just trust yourself. But be warned, the cult begins here. ~ Sean Rowley, Guilty Pleasures.

Like many others I first met Jerry Hyde after he was recommended to me as a therapist. Within 30 seconds of meeting him I decided I didn't like him and wasn't going to tell him anything personal at all. After 30 minutes I had told him things I hadn't even told myself! That was in 1998 and I went on to spend the next ten years participating in the first of several ongoing men's therapy groups that he setup. There were a few constants throughout this time: an exciting, slightly dangerous tension between suspicion and commitment from the members; an increasing understanding that the group thrives on the creative freedom of the individual; and Jerry's unfailing professionalism, kindness and care. Jerry has developed a therapeutic style that is truly his own and this book is a provocative, funny and revealing presentation of his ideas. Its rock 'n roll flippancy belies the wisdom amassed from 20 years of experience and while I might retain some suspicion of the language (I don't know whether to hide it from my kids or not), I felt deeply moved when I completed it. I don't think Jerry has the slightest desire to be a guru: his work inhabits an almost contradictory world where those who are really inspired by him feel no need to be like him! Enlightenment indeed. ~ Dominic Murcott, composer and educator.

Jerry's book will ruin your life. And you'll thank him for it. ~ John Williams, author of Screw Work Let’s Play.

I don’t know anything about therapy and only slightly more about rock 'n roll, but what I do know is that most people in the modern world are definitely not Awake. Sedated by our culture and hiding beneath veils of assumed personality, we are Souls in hiding. Who can say what it takes to Wake Up? How to be fully conscious in this crazy pulsating mystery that is Life? There is a fine art to surfing the paradox of losing the self and Finding the Self. The way is not what our sleepyheads think it is. If you really must read another book before surfacing from your slumbers then read this one! Don’t be lulled into thinking that this is just another innocent meandering yarn in the comfy web of your dream, the rude crowing rooster resounds throughout. Refreshingly free from New Age twaddle, uncompromisingly honest and with some genuinely helpful tips, this may be the literary equivalent of a zen alarm clock. ~ Claire Heron – Enlightenment Intensive Master

"Hi Jerry: You may NOT use the title, The Keith Richards Health Plan." ~ Fran Curtis, Executive Vice President, Rogers & Cowan, PR and Marketing for The Rolling Stones.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerry Hyde
Jerry Hyde Jerry Hyde was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset and went onto art school at Kingston before working in film, theatre, TV and the music...
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